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Anemia and MTX

englishroseenglishrose Posts: 99
For some time now I have a low blood count - just below or just above 10. I understand that is probably caused by MTX. I have just had my dose increased from 17.5 to 20 mg.
Also last week I had my first assessment for Anti-TNF.
My question is this, can Anti-TNF also have this effect on blood?
Thank you.
Jane

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  • helpline_teamhelpline_team Posts: 1,967
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Jane
    Anti TNFs can effect the blood count in some people though anaemia is often associated with RA anyway. Your rheumy team should go through the risks and benefits of anti TNFs with you. Hope the assessment process goes well.
    Best wishes
    Val
  • englishroseenglishrose Posts: 99
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Jane
    Anti TNFs can effect the blood count in some people though anaemia is often associated with RA anyway. Your rheumy team should go through the risks and benefits of anti TNFs with you. Hope the assessment process goes well.
    Best wishes
    Val


    Val,
    Thanks for your speedy response. I will obvoiusly discuss this at my next appointment.
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